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Sysprep (The System Preparation Tool) prepares an installation of Windows for duplication, auditing, and customer delivery.

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why windows sysprep is failing

I am seeing that windows sysprep process is failing for windows 10 1909 VMs. The VMs are cloned from a parent VM using Vmware cloning technology and then sysprep is invoked on these clones. I can see ...
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Windows 10: clone drive with relocated userprofile

I've been asked to clone an existing HDD (for replacement) on a Windows 10 (1909) PC. My concern isn't the cloning process specifically; this PC has had sysprep/OOBE run to move all %USERPROFILE% to D:...
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What is the safest way to run sysprep and Remove-AppxPackage on Windows 10 so that it does not affect essential apps

I am making a windows 10 May 2020 image of a PC with sysprep. But it stops with an error. To fix it I run the following Powershell commands: Import-Module appx Import-Module dism Get-AppxPackage | ...
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Analysis of the ISCI Windows 10 Setup Process

I would like to understand the process by which setup creates an iscsi installation. There is little documentation of this procedure. A sysprep'd image if converted to a wim, can be applied by setup ...
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Sysprep on disk recovery image

I'm trying to build a Windows 10 enterprise 2019 (1809) Recovery image. I have the main image, and Sysprep is working. However we have a separate partition called R (Recovery). I am trying to have a ...
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Will using Sysprep before a drastic hardware upgrade prevent system instability?

I am thinking of upgrading my CPU and Motherboard but am not interested in reinstalling my Windows 10 operating system. I know it is possible to keep my installed OS running, but I have read ...
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Toshiba portege R830 fan always running even on idle

I'm trying to install a software which I had from image backup which I was using for the past few years without a problem even on dissimilar hardware (loading appropriate driver...) Until I recovered ...
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Sysprep changing default language

I have a Windows 10 Enterprise system with these installed languages: English (United Kingdom) & Japanese (Japan) Now I run Sysprep on the machine, and for some reason, English (United States) is ...
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What is an SID and what happens if I remove it through sysprep?

Let me start from the beginning: So, this morning, I started my computer and my keyboard and mouse wouldn't respond. No big deal right? I'll just unplug and replug them in. No dice. I have since ...
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Is it possible to generate an answer file for the current installation of Windows 10 (Enterprise)?

I've already installed Windows, installed all the required applications and device drivers, set all my required settings, etc. I want to create an answer file that reflects all of the current ...
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Windows 10: how to obtain, in another way, same results of Sysprep when it doesn't want to work

In my job, it often happens that I have to replicate a Windows 10 Pro installation, with certain softwares and certain configurations on it, on other computers. Now, usually I use Sysprep for ...
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Trying to Make My Own Windows 10 De-bloat Script

I'm trying to make my own de-bloat script that will remove both provisioned and user apps from Windows 10. I've made a list of the provisioned apps using this command Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -...
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Windows could not parse or process unattended answer file [unattended.xml] The specified file does not exist

When you run SysPrep you get the error. Windows could not parse or process unattended answer file [unattended.xml] The specified file does not exist
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Remote wiping a managed computer

I'm an MSP with a client across the country who is selling one of their branches. The computers they have (some Windows 7 and some Windows 10) are also being acquired. The computers are on a domain ...
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Is it possible to sysprep a wim file after it is captured?

I know what I am supposed to do: Run sysprep and then capture the image. I know that you can do a lot of offline work on a WIM file using DISM. I know you can mount, edit, and unmount a WIM. Is ...
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Sysprep ping and keeping all settings the same

I am creating a VM image which will be deployed to hundreds of hyper-v-hypervisors across the country on different locations/stores. I already customized the VM as I want it to be including ...
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Sysprep was not able to validate your Windows installation (Win10 x64 1809)

Sysprep from Win10 x64 ver 1809 fails with an error message, and after checking 16 suggestions, I ask for assistance. Sysprep was not able to validate your Windows installation https://drive....
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Old user still there in OOBE after sysprep and deleting it

I want to sysprep a computer before giving it as a gift. I want this since I want it to keep all the drivers already installed and everything. However, if I sysprep it using Administrator account and ...
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If motherboard is completely broken, can we just `sysprep` on new machine? If plausible, how?

When we move, sysprep is what we turn for. However, if we can't do that beforehand, what to do to make the old installation work on new machine?
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Windows Server 2016 Sysprep AFTER applying image

I have this 900GB Macrium Reflect backup image that i forgot to do a Sysprep on before backing the image up and therefore i am unable to boot into windows without it giving me a BSOD no matter if i ...
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Sysprepping an offline Windows 10 system?

I'm trying to sysprep a Windows 10 machine that has no access to the internet (and cannot be connected to the internet). This seems like it would be an easy task but so far it's been an exercise in ...
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sysprep Windows 7 not generating a random name

I am attempting to deploy a number of Win 7 instances (a mix of both 32- and 64-bit) all using Win 7 Enterprise. I'm using the Windows AIK to generate an unattend file. I followed the guide here for ...
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Sysprep was not able to validate Windows Installation

I have been trying to capture an image of a Windows 10 Pro x64. I get the error message Sysprep was not able to validate Windows Installation and a report with errors as pasted below. I have about 20 ...
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Citrix Desktop Lock 4.8 and Sysprep/MDT

I am on a Windows 10 Pro 1703 with Citrix Receiver/Desktop Lock 4.8. We have created an image from a unit using MDT, everything seems to work fine upon deploying except for Desktop Lock. Desktop ...
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sysprep error on windows 10: cannot generalize install because Holograms_1.0.0.0_neutral_ cannot be removed but doesn't exist

I'm running windows 10 Professional, V 1703, build 15063.483. This is not a virtual machine. I'm attempting to run sysprep.exe to prepare this OS for transplantation into a new chassis. As shown ...
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How to create a custom windows 7 USB image?

I'm working as IT support engineer ,I'm really tired of installing Win 7 on different laptops from different brand ,I have to find the drivers for each model ...what I want to do is create a custom ...
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Sysprep Win10 - Custom profile pic and modifying Default Profile taskbar icons

I'm looking at the unattend.xml file provided by my supervisor and am trying to find a place to put in a file path to a custom profile picture for a specific user (NOT the Default Profile). I couldn't ...
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Can SYSPrep be used to repair user accounts in Windows 10?

There seems to be some problems with my user and system accounts and rights in WIn10, which seem to affect various operations. I found this article that recommends to use SYSPrep to repair: https://...
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Bypassing user account setup in windows 7

Edit: Solved! I made a fresh drive clone, ran sysprep /audit /generalize /shutdown, swapped to the target system, booting into windows 10 and used regedit to load the win7 software hive, set registry ...
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Sysprep causing dual boot with different languages to become one

I'm an ICT coordinator in a secondary school where students can choose to be educated in either Dutch (native language) or English. Therefore I need to install W10 twice (dual boot): once in English, ...
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Win10: “Factory Reset”, OOBE & SysPrep with backup/required files?

How do I create an image of a new Windows 10 install, with drivers and custom software, to donate/sell with a nice OOBE? Alternatively: "Factory Resets" should be done from a local disk image of ...
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Can Sysprep be used to generalize a clone (as opposed to the master)?

My company has 200 PCs that were cloned from one master PC without using Sysprep. (We didn't know we should use Sysprep at the time we cloned them.) We have experienced occasional "domain trust ...
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Create Windows 7 Image with Drivers and Updates Installed Without Going Over the Network

I was wondering if there was a way to create a Windows 7 image with updates and additional drivers (all Dell PCs) installed so it works on multiple computers? I want to be able to do all of this ...
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How do I create a simple unattend.xml so that the image does not ask for a new user?

I'm using one virtual machine and clonezilla to create some testing images to learn a little about deployment in different machine setups. I already managed to create some images for windows 8.1 and ...
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Error with sysprep in Windows 10

I have a recurring problem using Sysprep on our Windows 10 machines. I use Sysprep with an answer file. When I send our windows image on machines with almost the same hardware, everything works ...
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Removing a hidden Windows 10 account

Bit of an odd one, this. I'm attempting to sysprep my Windows 10 machine, after using remove-appxprovisionedpackage and remove-appxpackage scripts to get rid of bloat. However, I'm getting an error ...
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Windows could not finish configuring the system after a generalized sysprep

I have 2 exactly the same configured Windows installations, both 32bit and 64bit. These Windows installations are referring to other other drives for specific settings, such as: The users folder is ...
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How to Restore My User profile after using sysprep

Just use sysprep for change my motherboard and microprocessor. When Enter on windows 7 my profile (with contains digital signatures) just not there and create a new one. There is a folder like *....
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FirstLogonCommands only works on 32bit architecture

I've got 2 Windows installations which are identical, the same settings, the same programs. The only difference is that the Windows architecture is different, the one is 32bit and the other one is ...
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Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade error 0xc1900101 - 0x30018 referring to SYSPREP

OK, please, following you have an updated one step ahead question regarding my first question post on the title. The question now is, how possibly get some info or tracing/debug on, which possible ...
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Sysprep error after changing the users folder location to another partition

I'm running Windows 10 Pro (version 1607, released in July on MSDN) on a virtual machine, and got multiple partitions on that machine. For deployement, I use this answer file. This answer file is ...
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Sysprep.exe and Unattend.xml - automatic application of product key not working

My goal is to automate the OOBE process (launched by sysprep) by removing the need for a new product key to be entered. I already have a product key since I am launching this through sysprep. I would ...
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Run program once at first logon (Windows 10 sysprep)

I'm setting up a custom Windows 10 image, and I have a program that I need to run only once after I log in for the first time. I'm using sysprep, and I tried calling up the program using ...
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Windows 10 SysPrep: How to enter hostname and skip entering product key

During the post-SysPreped boot, I need to configure an unattend.xml file to: Not ask for the Windows product key, leaving the product key blank. The only way I've found to do this is by configuring ...
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Windows 10 Audit Mode - Remote desktop does not work

I am in the process of building a customized image for our developers. I have a virtual machine set up with windows 10 on it, and was hoping that I could enable Remote Desktop connections and allow a ...
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Is there a way after Sysprep the appx file I installed was still there and successfully works?

I installed appx file for current and provisioned for new user, they are successfully installed and works, but when after I Sysprep the application was not installed for new user, then going back to ...
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Cloning sysprepped factory Windows 10 HDD to smaller SSD before first boot

I have ordered a new laptop computer with Windows 10. It comes with a 1TB HDD. I would like to clone the drive and move it to a 256GB SSD before first boot. This way, I can maintain the sysprepped ...
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Cygwin login fails using WinSCP under restored MS Windows Sysprep Image

Cygwin login fails using WinSCP under restored MS Windows Sysprep Image . Any clue why is it?
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Usb flash drives doesn't recognised after Sysprep

I've changed mobo and cpu on a computer. Before change mobo and cpu I've run sysprep.exe. Everything works fine but now my computer doesn't recognise external drives and usb flash drives. Any ideas ...
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No keyboard / mouse after Sysprep

I've changed mobo and CPU on a computer. Before change mobo and cpu I've run sysprep.exe. When I start the computer, keyboard and mouse works fine in the bios but when windows is launched, there is ...